Press Release

AFL-CIO: Senate’s Only Priority Should Be Reopening Government

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the federal government shutdown:

Ending the government shutdown and putting people back to work must be the highest and only priority of the U.S. Senate. The AFL-CIO calls on all senators to reject consideration of any bills or business unrelated to opening the government. Every day this senseless and manufactured crisis drags on, real families with very real bills are harmed and millions are denied the vital services we deserve. Politicians need to do their job and allow us to do ours.

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